Cutting surplus from drysuit production
Here you can find the stories behind the bag.
We keep it simple: by purchasing this bag you give a second life to the material otherwise ending up burning trash.
79 % of the materials used in the bag are recycled or bio-based materials, measured by the material surface area.
We use quality materials to create long life cycle to our product. 5/6 of the components of our bag come from either Finland or Europe. This way we minimise the emissions related to logistics as well as are able to provide better transparency by visiting the factories.
We are continuously seeking for more sustainable business practices and ways to develop our operations.
cutting surplus from drysuit production
When giving us a tour around the facilities, we noticed a pile of leftover fabrics from the production. When we asked what would happen to the pile of fabrics, the man replied that the leftover pieces are too small and could unfortunately not be used to produce any more drysuits, and would just have to be thrown away. That is when Evi said: “NOT ANYMORE”… and at that very moment began our journey together.
We went to Italy and had a unique chance to visit the beautiful factory of Lampo, and let me tell you it was beautiful. After seeing the manufacturing process of Superlampo zippers it changed the way I look at zippers nowadays
– especially this one that we have in the Curious-bag.
- Each zipper tooth has been refined individually.
- Quality control after each manufacturing step.
- The zippers are 100% made in Italy, each component and process.
- The tape is made of 100% post consumer plastic bottles completely sourced in Italy.
- Lampo has over 130 of years of experience (founded in 1887)
These are the zippers of the zippers.
The Superlampo zippers come from Italy via Texacta, our most helpful agent in Tampere, Finland.
It was not only about the coffee but also about a great start for a cooperation. We were browsing the catalogue at the fair and soon noticed a weaving technique for a ribbon that caught our attention. And here it is – a custom made jacquard waved strap with Cuitu-logo!
Label System is located in Civitanova Marche, Italy and they have over 30 years’ experience in the industry.
Fun fact: we can even utilize the smallest cutting surplus from our raw material streams to create the tags
– what a no waste policy! In addition, to create some extra twist, we can even mix colours to create unique tags that match with the product they are attached to.
After that, we made the same buckles out of metal, but they were heavy and required multiple treatments to give them the shiny look and good quality.
We got a tip from local brands that there is a great wholesaler in Finland that provides high quality buckles in different sizes, produced in Italy and Sweden. We went to check them out and they were a perfect fit to our wide straps. We also went to Lineapelle fair to check the largest selection of buckles in Europe. We found some crazy cool options for the future, but we will reveal them later!